The scariest horror movie that came out in 2011? Ask any TikToker, and they will likely tell you that it’s Megan Is Missing, a found footage drama-thriller that tells the story of Megan Stewart, a 14-year-old who vanishes under mysterious circumstances following her date with a predator who claims to be a 17-year-old skateboarder online.
Many would like to know: is Megan Is Missing real? Is the film based on a true story?
‘Megan Is Missing’ alludes to past child abduction cases — but it is not based on a true story.
The use of found footage makes the movie feel all the more realistic. Fortunately for viewers, however, the main characters are played by actors, and the film doesn’t chart Megan’s abduction in real-time. However, the cinematography — which is characterised by bad framing and sketchy, amateurish camera movements — helps create the illusion that the film is true-to-life.